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days late. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> still ahead, president obama arrives back in washington after cutting short his vacation the chilly political climate he's returning to. >>> shocking scare caught on camera what led hundreds of shoppers to stampede o >>> president obama is back in washington where the weather is just as frigid as the political climate inside. fiscal cliff talks appear to be going nowhere. the president is trying to hammer out a deal before major tax hikes and spending cuts kick in january 1st. this morning harry reid launched a scathing attack on house republicans for not returning to washington. >> i can't imagine their con chens they are out wherever -- consciences they are out wherever they are and we are trying get something done. >> newly appointed senator flew back with the president today, left governor currently will replace the late senator daniel inouye. >>> that looming fiscal cliff is having a huge effect on the stock market today. you can see the dow is down 135 points over 1%, consumer confidence very low because of concerns that fiscal cliff
. >>> developing news in washington president obama just nominated senator john kerry to join his cabinet. >>> scuffle over air jordans. bay area security guard hurt as hundreds try to get a pair of new shoes. . >>> developing news out of washington. president obama is nominating senator kerry to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. the president made the announcement moments ago. kerry served as chairman of the foreign relations commit -- committee. he lept to the front of the list for the job after u.n. ambassador rice withdrew her name last week. >>> in newark mall security guard was punched in the face over a scuffle of air jordans. large crowd rushing through the door a man was apprehended for hitting the guard during the shoe frenzy. the new sneakers went on sale in morning a raffle system was implemented. >> i'm only interested in two pairs someone should be held accountable. they send out 20, 30 pairs when it is going to be 100, 2 sometimes like they are trying to initiate some type of difficulty. >> the sneakers retail for $185, resalers are offering the shoes for as mu
. the white house says the president will leave hawaii tonight on a red-eye to washington. lawmakers have less than a week to come up to agreement on how to avoid tax increases and spending cuts set to go into effect january. the first lady and the couple's two daughters will remain in hawaii for another 10 days. >>> for the first time starbucks' employees are being asked to write other than names on cups. the chain is asking employees in washington, d.c. to scribble the words "come together." as a message to lawmakers to settle the fiscal cliff. >> some spots blue skies, some parts grey clouds. >> interesting the colors you will see out there rainbow colors out there and we've had some in the south baylor, i'll show you one from mountain view, san jose we just had moderate rain roll through downtown, darker clouds off to the west there and that's what is going to head up into the santa cruz mountains shortly. one other advantage point, at least this side of san francisco, we are on the embarcadero side at front and vallejo streets where it looks quiet. if you look back the other way, rain com
that washington lawmakers and the white house are closing in on a deal to avoid going over the fiscal cliff and triggering tax hikes for nearly everyone come january. karen travers reports on the president's new compromise and the republicans' back-up plan. >> reporter: negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff are heating up. both sides are starting to make concessions. this morning speaker boehner briefed republican lawmakers on where things stand. >> i continue to hope we can reach broad area agreement. >> reporter: yesterday boehner met with president obama for about 45 minutes. last night the white house presented him a new offer. the proposal includes 1.2 trillion in tax increases, down from the original offer 1.6 trillion. extending the bush tax cuts for every american earning less than $400,000 a year instead of $250,000. >> his position is not based on the notion that these rate have to go up because that's good, it is based on the necessity of having enough revenue as part of this balanced package. >> reporter: the white house plan would limit cost of living increases for social secu
to be opening in northern washington this weekend. on the 15th along the northern coast the season is going to be opening, so you will be getting crab again, maybe sooner if the local fishermen negotiate and settle on a price. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> we want to know what you think. should oregon fishermen honor the crab strike by bay area fishermen? we are already getting interesting comments. let us know how you feel at facebook.com/abc7news. >>> this afternoon the 49ers' new stadium will reach a milestone crews will erect the steel he beams, prior to that the ceo york and other dignataries will hold a ceremony. bear the signature -- the two beams painted gold will bear the signatures of construction workers 49 and santa clara city leaders. the work began in july. the stadium remains on schedule. >>> the raiders are in the spotlight tonight when they take on manning at the coliseum you can watch here on abc 7. sky 7 hd shows you the scene above the coliseum, kick-5:20 tonight. kira klapper joins us live from oakland. you see fans getting ready to tailgate yet? >> reporter: oh yes. g
to send a message to washington. >>> fallout from that radio station stunt that preceded the suicide of a british nurse. we'll hear from the deejays. >>> new information about what hostess did to their employees' pension accounts in the weeks before the company's liquidation. >>> new report says china will soon out-rank the u.s. as leading economic power. china's economy growing at healthier pace forecasts by 2030, asia will surpass north america and europe combined of global power based on gross domestic product growth, investment in technology. >>> president obama will make his first comments later today in detroit on his one-on-one talks at the white house yesterday with house speaker boehner to dodge that fiscal cliff. yesterday's mattering was the first since election day. mr. obama is expected to reveal details when he speaks to auto work there's afternoon. >>> "wall street journal" reporting hostess used employee pension money to stay afloat as it sank deeper toward bankruptcy. it isn't clear how much money was taken from the funds. today is the final day for bidders intereste
and he's not wasting time. other high profile calls to action out of washington today in the wake of the deadly connecticut school tragedy. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: lawmakers are asking for everything from military protection on school campuses to bans on weapons and ammunition. a single message of safety from many voices. with 20 elementary school children and six educators shot to death with a semi-automatic rifle in connecticut, president obama is taking steps to reduce gun violence. >> the president: i've asked the vice president to lead an effort to includes members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proposals, no later than january, propose 5s that i intend to push without delay. -- >> reporter: lawmakers made their own proposals, nancy pelosi and fellow house democrats are calling for the swift passage of a bill which would ban assault magazines. representative mccarthy of new york who lost her husband and merely lost her son to gun violence echoes the president's sentiments now is the time to act. >> this t
, libya underway in washington. testifying this morning deputy say the u.s. learned hard and painful lessons and officials made the mistake in assumption that the u.s. wouldn't become a major tar the attack on the consulate killed -- four americans. >>> the body of senator daniel inouye of hawaii has arrived at the u.s. capitol. right now former colleagues and the public are paying respects to the man who won the medal of honor as a soldier in world war ii and senator more than 50 years. he will lie in state at the rotunda, only 31 have had the privilege. inouye died monday at age 88. >> he opened the door for asian-americans in politics. a pioneer. >>> we'll check things out with mike we are waiting for things to cloud over. >> not low clouds that we need to bring the rain in those are still 12 hours off, possibly. here's a look from mount tamalpais winds picking up so is the temperature. we'll talk about the rain and how much to expect over the weekend. >>> plus, if you paid for a parking ticket in oakland, the city made owe you money. the results of a new audit. >>> new crash test
the political blame game continues. >> we are here in washington, working. while the members of house of representatives are out watching movies and watching their kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i toe the president we'll be happy to look at whatever he proposes. but the truth is we are coming up against a hard deadline and as i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> reporter: if you are looking for a better idea of how going over the fiscal cliff will affect you. check out this from the tax policy center, fill in your information and it will show you how your taxes could change. we've linked this calculator to abc7news.com click on see it on tv. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> new york city police are looking for a woman who killed a man by pushing him into the path of an oncoming subway train last night. this shows the woman moments after the man was killed in queens. witnesses say the woman got up from a bench and shoved the man on to the tracks, the second time in a month somebody has killed a subway patr
's an abc news analyst, he's coming to our washington bureau today, he was trying to help us figure out some reasoning why someone would do this. we often point to illness after cases like this. i was struck by the age, 24 years old. columbine, virginia tech, they were students at those particular schools involved. but this was an elementary school. when you hear 24 years old, you immediately think, this is a little different from what we have seen. >> that's correct. david, as we talked about earlier, what's the connection between the shooter with the school? if there's a child, shooter's child, connected to the shooter some way, one quick scenario, if this involves a domestic situation, he lost custody of this children, in murders of children by the fathers, it's mainly driven many times by wanting to kill the mother and the children because they believe the mother produced this child and no one else is going to have this child i'm going to take this child out. now, what would you do that and kill aother children? the real motive of this, we're going to look at this and go, how in the worl
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